2015 OA-Approved Literature Catalog and Order Form Online
The 2015 OA-Approved Literature Catalog and Order Form are now online. See OA’s complete list of available books, pamphlets, digital products, and coins, including the new Overeaters Anonymous, Third Edition.
The new Brown Book includes forty never-before-published stories of recovery by members from around the world and can be purchased bundled with the previous edition, Overeaters Anonymous, Second Edition, at a lower cost. The combination package of both books for one, lower cost is available only from the OA bookstore (while quantities last).
Visit OA’s online bookstore and place an order at bookstore.oa.org.
Thank You for Being an OA Contributor
Thank you OA members!
A record 112 members have become Automatic Recurring Contributors, and our contribution tree is sprouting with more leaves.
Help nurture and grow OA.
We need just thirteen more members to sign up in order to meet our 2015 goal of having 125 Automatic Recurring Contributors. We need you.
Your support helps sustain OA’s primary purpose by funding member support, free online resources, OA-approved literature, and much, much more. No contribution is too small to help OA carry the message of recovery.
NEW! Monthly Podcast on The Importance of Working All Twelve Steps
Tune in monthly to hear virtual workshops on The Importance of Working All Twelve Steps. Available for free download now: Step One. Speakers read the “Introduction to the Twelve Steps” and discuss each aspect of Step One, sharing how it relates to their recovery.
Also available: Step Zero, an introductory workshop focusing on the nature of the disease of compulsive eating and what it takes to be willing to go to any length to recover. Members talk about what gave them the gift of desperation and journal questions are offered.
Join live the second Sunday each month, 3-4 p.m. EST. For instructions, see Datebook Calendar on oa.org. Or, to listen anytime, go to the Podcast page on oa.org. Groups and service bodies are encouraged to use these podcasts in meetings.
World Service Business Conference Dates
February 26, 2015: Agenda Questionnaires due. Submit to the WSO, postmarked by the February 26, 2015, deadline.
March 13, 2015: Conference e-Documents #3, including trustee nominee applications, agenda questionnaire results, and manuscripts submitted for Conference Seal of Approval, posted on the World Service Business Conference page on oa.org. Note: Materials will not be mailed.
February 28, 2015, 11:30 a.m. PST: Unity Day. On the last Saturday of February each year, OA recognizes the strength of the Fellowship worldwide by asking OA members to pause to reaffirm the strength inherent in OA’s unity.
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Service. Recovery. Be a Lifeline Rep!
Become a Lifeline Rep and share your knowledge of this valuable OA resource to support your fellow OA members’ recovery—maybe even save a life.
To be a Lifeline Rep, you must sign up with the WSO. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-505-891-2664.
WSBC 2015: Book Your Hotel Room Now
Hotel reservations for the 2015 World Service Business Conference can be made now.
Contact the Embassy Suites Albuquerque Hotel and Spa and use group code OEA. Rooms are available from April 23 to May 7 for $157.07 USD per night, including tax. Up to four may share a room. Click here to reserve online or call the hotel at 1-505-245-7100.
Conference attendees are responsible for making their own reservations.
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OA News / December 2014
Delegate Registation Deadline December 29
Delegate Registration forms for the 2015 World Service Business Conference are due to the WSO this month, by December 29, 2014. WSBC 2015 will take place from April 27 to May 2 in Albuquerque, NM USA. Find delegate instructions and an interactive registation form on the OA website.
Hotel reservations for the Conference can be made now. Contact the Embassy Suites Albuquerque Hotel and Spa and use group code OEA. Rooms are available from April 23 to May 7 for $157.07 USD per night, including tax. Up to four may share a room. Click here to reserve online or call the hotel at 505-245-7100. Conference attendees are responsible for making their own reservations.
Give Service. Promote Recovery.
Become a Lifeline Rep!
Being a Lifeline Rep is a simple, rewarding service opportunity. Lifeline Reps announce the magazine in meetings, take subscription orders, collect subscription funds, and send the orders and funds to the World Service Office. Continue reading
WSBC 2015: Planning for the “Miracle”
“The Miracle of Abstinence!” is the theme for the 2015 World Service Business Conference, which convenes in Albuquerque, New Mexico USA, April 27–May 2. The theme emphasizes OA’s 2015 Strategic Plan, and workshops will focus on abstinence. For a look ahead, check out the tentative Conference Schedule. Continue reading
NEW! Overeaters Anonymous, Third Edition
OA’s new Brown Book, with forty never-before-published stories, is now available for purchase in the OA bookstore.
The book features an all-new appendix, “The Role of a Plan of Eating in Recovery from Compulsive Eating,” by a dietitian specializing in addictive and compulsive eating disorders, plus a new Foreword by an eating-disorder treatment professional. The book also includes Rozanne’s story; the complete text of “Our Invitation to You”; and the original appendices, “A Disease of the Mind,” “A Disease of the Body,” and “A Disease of the Spirit.”
Lifeline Weekly is a special, bonus piece of literature delivered exclusively to e-Lifeline subscribers.
OA News Bulletin
The Miracle of Abstinence!
The theme for the 2015 World Service Business Conference—The Miracle of Abstinence!—was approved at the OA Board of Trustees’ meeting in August. Read the Welcome Letter from Board of Trustees Chair Joe L. to learn more Conference details as well as about the responsibilities and privileges OA delegates participate in at this annual “collective group conscience.” The 2015 WSBC will be held April 27–May 2, in Albuquerque, NM USA.
NEW! 2015 WSBC Agenda
Get a first look at the 2015 WSBC Tentative Conference Agenda. Attendees can look forward to a week of Fellowship, dynamic workshops, and business meetings, filled with inspiration and information to take home to their service bodies and groups. For full details on 2015 WSCB, check out Get Ready for Conference!
November 1 Deadline: WSBC Delegate Fund Applications
Intergroups and service boards can apply for assistance to send delegates to the annual World Service Business Conference. To apply, complete the Delegate Support Fund application and mail, fax, or email (email@example.com) it to the World Service Office by November 1, 2014. The Delegate Support Fund is made possible, in the spirit of Tradition Seven, by OA member contributions.
NEW! “Our Invitation to You”
The updated “Our Invitation to You,” abridged, is now available. Find it online in the revised Suggested Meeting Format and Suggested Telephone Meeting Format. The update, approved by the OA Board of Trustees at the August meeting, draws from the unabridged “Our Invitation to You” published in Overeaters Anonymous, Third Edition. The book was approved at the 2014 WSBC and will be available to order soon.
Register Your OA Email Loop on OA.org
At the 2014 WSBC, delegates passed a policy to courtesy list email loops. Overeaters Anonymous email groups, commonly called loops (groups that do not meet in real time), may list their group on oa.org as a courtesy listing. To learn more about OA email loops and their requirements or to register your loop, visit the OA website at http://www.oa.org/email-loops/.
NEW! Translation Funds Application Deadline Added
In the spirit of Step Twelve, a third opportunity to apply for translation funds has been added to the OA calendar. To apply, complete the Translations Funds Application and mail, fax, or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) it to the World Service Office by November 1, 2014. Applications will be reviewed and funds allocated at the November Board of Trustees meeting.
Translation Funds Granted: Congratulations to the Greek National Service Board for receiving funds to translate the soon-to-be-released Overeaters Anonymous, Third Edition. The group is the first international service body to seek and receive funds to translate the book. Well done!
Monthly Telephone Workshops
Call in this month for two in-depth, stimulating OA workshops. First up, on September 7th, 3-4 p.m. EDT, “Literature: Heart and Soul of OA,” a focus on Voices of Recovery, For Today, and the companion Workbooks for each. The workshops will feature an OA Trustee as speaker. A week later, September 14th, 3-4 p.m. EDT, dial in for “Promises,” featuring a Region Chair as speaker. For both, call 1-424-203-8405 and enter access code 925619#. For questions or comments, contact Virtual Services Trustee Stephanie D. at 1-727-641-3437; email@example.com.
WSBC 2014 Final Conference Report Available
The WSBC 2014 Final Conference Report is available for download. Included within are minutes of the business sessions, officer reports, summaries of the Conference workshops, reports on committee meetings, and other valuable information delegates can carry back to their OA groups and services bodies.
Coming soon! Fourth Quarter A Step Ahead. Look for it on the A Step Ahead Newsletter page.
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